Lone Star Ropes get it done. Just ask any of our Pro Team members, who credit legendary rope maker Guy Alford for creating ropes perfectly designed to fit their needs. Lone Star has four pro teamers - Dustin Egusquiza, Coleman Proctor, Tanner Tomlinson, and Patrick Smith - competing in the National Finals Rodeo December 1-10, each of them using a different LSR rope. The quartet recently got together to discuss why they trust the brand to take them to the ultimate pay window in Vegas.
“The game changer is how Lone Star makes their string,” says Proctor, 2022 NFR qualifier who’s sitting at #5 in the world. “The string. That’s huge. It’s quality control from the floor up. They’re making the string not only for each twist of the nylon, but for the core also.”
Smith, who is returning to the NFR for the 13th time with partner Tomlinson, says Lone Star’s attention to detail also sets the company apart.
“Nobody understands how much detail goes into all the ropes,” says Smith, who worked with Alford on developing The Thunderbird. “We literally went back and forth on how about how the core is twisted - whether it’s individually with the strands of the rope or the strands were twisted first and then added.”
Egusquiza, who finished 3rd in the world standings in 2021, says the Helix’s unique engineering and multi-directional, double-twisted core provide the perfect balance.
“The Helix has a smooth, fast feel, which I love,” he says. “But it also stays open when reaching.”
Proctor, who is heading into the NFR ranked #4 in the world, says The Fever, his weapon of choice, is not only the fastest rope he’s used, it’s also smooth and reliable. Since the day he first picked one up, he’s never thought about using any other rope.
“The Fever has been the fastest, smoothest, most consistent head rope I’ve used in my life. I don’t know how Guy Alford designed this rope to never slide on the horn if you don’t want it to. From my first Lone Star rope to the one I use today, The Fever has been the absolute pinnacle of consistency.”
Lone Star’s newest rope, The Frio, was a collaboration between Alford and Tomlinson, who hadn’t found the perfect rope before The Frio.
“I’ve always liked a lighter rope, but it was hard to find one with good weight, good tip weight and would stay open,” he says. “With The Frio, you can run to the hip, it’s real snappy, stays on the horn good, and stays open good. It has enough tip weight to get there.”
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